Martin Simpson Trio Friday 26th London .
Subject: Martin Simpson Trio Friday 26th London .|
Date: 24 Nov 10 - 10:13 AM
The Martin Simpson Trio @ The Goose Is Out! DHFC, Edgar Kail Way London SE22 8BD . Friday 26th November .
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Friday 26 November
Described by the Sunday Times as "one of the UK's finest folk musicians", and arguably the best acoustic guitarist in the UK. BBC Radio 2 Folk and Acoustic Reviews said "Although it's his guitar virtuosity that's frequently lauded, it's as an interpreter of song that Martin Simpson really scores."
Martin has won many awards, including "Best new album" (Prodigal Son) and "Best original track" (Never Any Good, a moving song about his father) at the BBC Folk Awards.
You can find out more from his website http://www.martinsimpson.com
Tonight Martin is joined on melodeon by Andy Cutting (Chris Wood, Blowzabella etc ) and on double bass by Andy Seward ( Eddi Reader, Roddy Woomble etc ).
Watch a clip of the Martin Simpson Trio below:
Support tonight will be Geri van Essen and Josienne Clarke
Geri van Essen
Geri sung in choirs from an early age. She became fascinated by old folk music after discovering a Joan Baez album with recordings from 1959.
For many years the only song she could play was 'Mary Hamilton', then busy years of studying left her guitar very dusty! In 2008, friends encouraged her to sing in public, and the lack of folk clubs in The Netherlands brought her to London.
Josienne Clarke's music largely languishes in folk chanson, but occasionally dips a toe into blues shoes. A blend of skilful songwriting distilled through folk, bluegrass and traditional influences to create expansive works of skill and beauty, executed with dexterity and charisma.
Josienne's songwriting and performing cohort is Ben Walker on both steel and nylon string acoustic guitar, and mandolin. Influenced by the likes of Bert Jansch, Pierre Bensusan, Martin Simpson and Richard Thompson, his playing adds an additional dimension to her already sculpted sound.
Find out more about Josienne and Ben (who were previously known as Mondesir)